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Ten Top London Children’s Books
It feels like London has never been more fabulous.The streets are bedecked with bunting and the city is gearing up for the Olympics.We’ve chosen 10 great children’s books for little ones heading to the Capital this year.
1. Charlie and Lola: We Completely Must Go to London by Lauren Childs. Charlie and Lola go sight seeing in London with their own unique view of the world. Includes a map and postcards.
2. This is London by Miroslav Sasek. This series can take you around the world and back again. Visiting iconic landmarks as well as markets and less expected sights through Sasek’s stunning illustrations.
3. Pop-up London by Jennie Maizels. You’re unlikely to find a more popular London book. The detailed pop-up illustrations reveal hidden histories and quirky facts. Our favourite page is Tower Bridge which raises for a tall ship to pass beneath.
4. See Inside London by Rob Lloyd Jones. Usborne’s fact books are always packed full of interesting information. This is a great one for curious children.
5. Guy Fox London Children’s Maps by Kourtney Harper. Who doesn’t love a map? This explorer’s map is illustrated and has all of the best places for children to visit.
6. Katie in London by James Mayhew. Fancy going on a tour of London with a talking lion? Katie and her cousin discover the lions of Trafalgar Square know their way around…
7. London Sticker Book by Rosie Dickens. My children are a little obsessed by Usborne sticker books so a London book is a must have for any train ride.
8. Whizzy Wheels: London Taxi by Marion Billet. Take a tour of the London sights in this taxi shaped book.
9. ABC London by James Dunn and Kate Slater. An alternative alphabet and one which will examine some of the less obvious parts of the city. Gorgeously illustrated by the very talented Kate Slater.
10. A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino. Wonderfully illustrated story of a little girl exploring London with her Mama.
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